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Is it possible to kill a competitors website?

Yes. As seen with the recent Build My Rank fiasco you can buy BMR links and point them to your competitors sites and you will kill their site, and as they didn’t pay for them will not be able to remove the links, and won’t be able to file for reinclusion. Good bye competition, hello higher rankings!

Your mileage may vary. Don’t expect this to work for Wikipedia but it will for some smaller outfits.

Google has to address this as they have now created a huge loophole in their algorithms. There are several linking networks out there, BMR is just one. For a few hundred dollars you can kill a competitors site – let the mayhem commence.

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How to Work Out Share of Voice

Disclaimer – I wrote the Sycara Share of Voice system so there will be obvious bias.

One of the seemingly obvious questions in SEO is ‘who are my competition’. As the video says it should be obvious but it’s not always obvious. It also changes, for one set of terms your site might be in competition with companies a, b and c, for another set it might be x, y and z.

So how do you work out share of voice? For each keyword you grab the top 10 sites ranking and assign each position a certain number. You can assign linear numbers (position 1 = 10 points, position 2 = 9 points, etc) or based on click through rates (position 1 = 42 points (42% click through rate), position 2 = 16 points (16% CTR). Then you add up all the numbers and work out where your site is in relation to your competition, and it will also list all your competitions share of voice too.

All of this takes data collation takes time and effort, if you’re looking at hundreds of keywords it could take a long time. The Sycara SEO Tool automates this process and you can chop your keywords, keyword groups,  and weighting any way you like. You can decide you’re only interested in the top 5 for 10 keywords. The Sycara tool also handles that you might control multiple sites and will display both the individual and grouped visibility (which is why there are two blue lines in the video – the top one is all your sites added together, the second is the individual site).

If you’re interested in a demo contact Sycara.

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Reasons I did not renew with Inmotion Hosting

Just received a invoice payment chaser from Inmotion Hosting. Thought I would share with you why I am not using their service anymore:

We moved off your servers months ago due to having the service turned off randomly, god awful support, and when we complained to your quality assurance department they said that your service was just fine. Well it wasn’t, we’re not on you anymore, and we’re not recommending you to anyone anymore.

While realizing we’re a small fish for you we were much bigger having multiple hosting accounts, a dedicated server and two VPS servers. We used your services for years. All our hosting needs are now off your servers. We moved the dedicated server to Amazon and now have 8 servers with them so you should consider your appalling service has cost you circa ,000 per month plus any referrals we might have given you.

Turning off someone’s service is not acceptable, it costs money and hurts reputations. You might accuse people of abusing your service due to temporary load but turning off service makes me look bad in front of my bosses and I won’t stand for that.

Dylan

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Simple WordPress Contact Form 7 Phone Validation

I looked around for a simple Contact Form 7 phone validation however all the solutions I found relied on hacking the Contact Form 7 code. By looking through the CF7 code I found a way to attach a simple function to the validation to allow custom validation of any input type you like

To plug into the COontact Form 7 validation there are some filters you can attach to. The built in validation functions do this so we’re copying the standard CF7 way of validation.

All of the code given here can be put into the functions.php file in your wordpress theme.


add_filter( 'wpcf7_validate_text', 'drc_wpcf7_validate_text' , 10, 2 );
add_filter( 'wpcf7_validate_text*', 'drc_wpcf7_validate_text' , 10, 2 );

This code attaches to two filter calls – one for a text field (wpcf7_validate_text) and one for a required text field (wpcf7_validate_text* – note the asterisk at the end).


function drc_wpcf7_validate_text( $result, $tag ) {
$type = $tag['type'];
$name = $tag['name'];
$value = $_POST[$name] ;

if ( strpos( $name , 'phone' ) !== false ){
$regex = '/^(?:1(?:[. -])?)?(?:\((?=\d{3}\)))?([2-9]\d{2})(?:(?<=\(\d{3})\))? ?(?:(?<=\d{3})[.-])?([2-9]\d{2})[. -]?(\d{4})(?: (?i:ext)\.? ?(\d{1,5}))?$/';
$Valid = preg_match($regex,  $value, $matches );
if ( $Valid > 0 ) {
$formatted = "($matches[1]) $matches[2]-$matches[3]";
if ($matches[4]) $formatted .= " x$matches[4]";
// Replace the value passed in with the cleaned up version.
$_POST[$name] = $formatted ;
}
else {
$result['valid'] = false;
$result['reason'][$name] = 'Phone field invalid';
}
}

return $result;
}

This simple routine gets called to validate all text fields in your form. The strpos looks for a field name containing ‘phone’ i.e. ‘your-phonenumber’ and will validate that. This is very simple to extend to Zip codes or any other text field you would like validated. By setting $result['valid'] to false we tell Contact Form 7 that the validation failed, the value you set for $result['reason'][$name] is the message that is displayed to the user of the site.

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What to do if WordPress site just shows a blank page

Sometimes a poor setup for wordpress can cause the site to return a blank screen. If you try accessing through /wp-admin/ and it still returns a blank screen then there are generally three causes:

  1. A broken .htaccess file
  2. A broken theme
  3. A plugin causing issues

Go through the following steps to fix this issue:

  1. Try removing the .htaccess in the root directory and see if the site works
  2. Remove the main theme directory (using FTP access) and see if the site works.
  3. If this fails turn off your plugins (by deleting them using FTP if you can’t get in through wp-admin) and again see if the site works.
  4. If these steps fail you will need to look at your site’s error log and see if anything is output there.Other causes I’ve seen are bad installations with missing files, unsupported versions of PHP/MySQL – your error log should tell you what is going wrong.

Once you have your site working you will need to take the following steps to put things back to normal:

  1. Through the wp-admin system save the Permalinks setup again (will recreate the .htaccess file)
  2. Look through the themes and ensure only those themes you are using exist on the site. I always leave the twenty-ten or twenty-eleven theme there too in case something happens to the main theme. If the theme caused the problem you will need to debug what went wrong – use your web server’s error log to look for php errors. If you can not debug yourself then switch to another theme.
  3. Look through the plugins and ensure only those plugins you are using exist on the site.

I would also harden your site – look for rouge directories in the root and in /wp-content – I once found one directory labeled backup that wasn’t a backup directory and that was obvious when the directory was opened. Remove unnecessary theme directories, remove unnecessary plugins. Ensure the WordPress software and plugins are up to date. Install ‘Bad Behavior’ which will block people trying to hack your forms.

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DropBox High I/O Issue

DropBox is a miracle, allowing you to share files and keeping all your files up to date without the need to install a file server. This problem happened when I tried to install DropBox on a Windows Vista laptop – an old Dell Inspiration 620. The symptoms reported by the user were slow application response times since DropBox was installed.

I had a look and the machine had a few gigs of disk space but DropBox was stuck reporting ‘Downloading 10 files….’ though it never seemed to do anything.

I had a look at the Resource Monitor application and sure enough DropBox had really high read/writes and the hard disk was running at 100%.

We decided to clean up some disk space and managed to free 9GB by deleting an old installation of Google Desktop. Within minutes the 9GB had disappeared.

It seemed that DropBox was downloading files and trying to write them to the disk but was failing due to a low disk space threshold within the application (there was at least some disk space left on the device so it wasn’t a physical limit). Given the laptop only had 110GB disk I turned on FileCompression which freed up another 10GB before I left for the day. When I came in DropBox had gone to its usual low disk I/O state, hard drive had 3GB free and the system was responsive again.

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